Craft your own

Making your own craft

Why does craft beer and craft gin seem like all the craze at the moment? Why does it seem like people that are making goods in small batches. Without massive infrastructure and resources are the ones that are driving the economy and are happier doing what they love instead of the usual 9 to 5 grind. Seems like the obvious choice? Making your own craft is not as easy as it sounds. This article will…

Pear beer

Sweet pear cider

Pear Cider : Looking to make something alittle bit different? Something easy but super tasty? You have come to the right place! This recipe is fantastic for substituting. Because You can use fresh fruits, or 100% fruit juices. You can add berries and some citrus for a more tart or sweet flavour. We will breakdown the basic recipe below and you can add on from there.     Get your blue hybrid fruit yeast HERE…

Ginger Beer

Spiced Alcoholic Ginger Beer

Ginger beer is a homebrew favorite! I remember as a kid helping my father make a batch of his favorite ginger beer for the upcoming weekend braais with my uncles and friends. It will always be a warm memory. It’s such a fantastically easy beverage to make. The beauty is it’s easy enough for even the greenest of homebrewers to make, yet tasty enough that even the most veteran distillers are still keen to make…

brewing equipment

Apple Berry Cider

WOW! what an incredible brew. The berries bring about this lovely sweet and tartness to the cider. Truly one of the simpler but tastier brews we’ve done. Give it a try!   Get your blue hybrid fruit yeast HERE Get your fermentation kit HERE Check out our recipe for peach schnapps HERE Or for any other brewing equipment go to www.ketelkraal.co.za     Home Page   Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram   brewing…

Schnapps

Peach Schnapps

Schnapps is similar to brandy, however, it generally has a slightly lower alcohol content and is not aged; it is created using fermented fruit in the distillation process and it offers a colourless, clear, fruity flavour. It is intended that it be consumed chilled and without mix. Perfect on a hot summers day as something to sip on over crushed ice.   Blue Hybrid fruit yeast HERE fermentation kit HERE Kentucky Copper Pot still HERE…

Gin distilling

Make your own Gin from scratch

Make your own Gin from scratch Gin goes back all the way to the sixteenth century, what we now call, Netherlands. They used to distill gin, or juniper water, from wine. However, increasingly cold weather conditions made it difficult to harvest grape crops, and so the gin we all know today was born, made from grain.   Gin made from wine is still around today and is called ‘genever’ Genever and Gin became popular in…

Honey mead

Delicious Honey Mead

This is such a classic! barrel-aged honey mead.   yeast HERE Get honey HERE Get oak barrels HERE Follow us on FaceBook or Instagram  Home Page    Honey mead And Follow us on Facebook and Instagram  Home Page  Delicious Because Ketelkraal consists of a bunch of happy Blokes, and chicks, with one common purpose, and that’s to distill our own good quality booze. If you want to know more about Distilling, stick around, friend, you are at the…

Pumpkin ale

Spiced Pumpkin Ale

The brewing of beer with pumpkin dates back to 1771. The first commercially brewed pumpkin ale came from Buffalo Bill’s Brewery in Hayward, California, in the 1980s, the recipe based on brewing studies made by George Washington. The beer’s contemporary popularity has been described as part of a “pumpkin spice craze,” initiated by a rash of pumpkin- and pumpkin-spice-flavoured consumer food products, such as the Pumpkin Spice Latte.   Enjoy this incredible ale with braaivleis,…

Cider

Spiced Apple Hard Cider

This delicious, spicy, crisp apple cider is to die for! You may be surprised to learn that hard cider was all the rage in England during the 1600s and that it was brought it over to America by the Pilgrims. As the colonies started to form, settlers preferred not to drink the rancid water that was often all that was available, they preferred to drink cider. The legendary Johnny Appleseed didn’t go around passing out…

Peach Brandy glass

Make your own Peach Brandy

Make your own brandy A good peach brandy recipe starts with quality peaches.  Use peaches from your local farmers market or fruit stand. Support your local farmers and the fruits of their labour. You can get all the equipment you need from www.ketelkraal.co.za Equipment that you might need: fermenter yeast. pot still. Make your own brandy Facebook and Instagram Home Page Ketelkraal consists of a bunch of happy Blokes, and chicks, with one common purpose,…


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